BRACAC Support

The BRACAC’s services and programs fulfill our mission to help sexually abused children and their non-offending parents and caregivers in the Barren River Area region heal from abuse. We believe no one professional or agency can meet that goal alone. Rather, it takes a team of specially trained professionals working together to meet the needs of a child victim while respecting the needs of the investigative process to hold offenders accountable for crimes against children.

The Barren River Area Child Advocacy Center provides children and their non-offending family members with advocacy and support, coordination of the investigation process and critical direct services for children ages 0-17 living in Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson and Warren Counties.

Court Education

During legal proceedings, the support that a child receives can have a positive impact during their healing process. BRACAC’s Court Education Coordinator provides support and education to children before and during court testimony in circuit court trials. Children learn about those involved in the legal process through various hands-on activities. BRACAC also has a model courtroom that is used during Court Education sessions. The model courtroom allows children to visualize the courtroom before visiting their local courtroom. During Court Education, children will also learn relaxation techniques and learn about their role as a witness/victim in a trial. Ultimately, this program reduces anxiety in children who may be called to testify in court proceedings.